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Latest News in Europe

Save the date: 5G Observatory workshop on 26th October

The 5G Observatory will be holding its 5th Stakeholder Workshop online on Thursday, 26th October between 10:30 – 13:30.

Ericsson secures 6G research project with German funding

The project is part of a €8.1 billion EU initiative to fund the development of microelectronics and communication technologies.

TIM claims first remote surgery using 5G

The corneal surgery was completed successfully over a 5G connection at the Bari Polyclinic in Italy.

Deutsche Telekom demonstrates 12 Gbit/s using 6GHz spectrum

For the test Telekom equipped a rooftop location in the town of Alzey in Rheinhessen with a 6 GHz antenna. In addition, an antenna was mounted that is already used today for the 5G mobile communications standard and transmits via the 3.6 GHz frequency band.

Spain to invest further €500 million into rural 5G

The Spanish government intends to launch the funding call at the end of September.

Movistar becomes first operator to activate 26 GHz 5G spectrum in Spain

Telefonica, operating in Spain as Movistar, has reportedly activated its first mmWave antennas in Valencia.

Huawei files a lawsuit against Portuguese 5G equipment ban

Chinese technology company Huawei has filed a lawsuit at Lisbon Circle Administrative Court against a resolution that prevents operators from using “high-risk” equipment in 5G mobile networks.

Deutsche Telekom to build 5G network in three German ports

The operator has been selected by Eurogate Terminals to build the networks.

Orange Romania expands 5G to 37 cities

Most recently, the operator has rolled out its 5G service to the city of Braila.

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Latest News outside Europe

Switzerland releases 3.4 GHz-3.5 GHz spectrum for 5G private networks

Swiss telecoms regulator the Federal Office of Communications (Ofcom) is planning to make the 3400 MHz-3500 MHz range available for private 5G mobile networks on January 1, 2024.

Telia Norway demonstrates 5G network slicing for Norwegian Armed Forces

A network slicing trial results in Norwegian Armed Forces’ mobile traffic being separated from other traffic in Telia Norway’s national 5G network, ensuring secure communication.

Ericsson, AWS and Hitachi trial 5G smart factory

The trial took place at Hitachi Americas’ electric motor vehicle manufacturing plant in Berea, Kentucky, USA.

Red Sea Global claims first zero carbon 5G network in Saudi Arabia

Together with Zain, the company has launched a 5G network to serve a new tourism resort.

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